Propecia is due to lose patent protection in June of 2013

by Sara Wasserbauer, M.D. Propecia is due to lose patent protection in June of 2013, and many hair loss patients have marked the date on their calendars in anticipation of cheaper prices for this blockbuster drug.  What patients do not realize is that, although a generic may be available even sooner than that, prices may not fall immediately due to the complex laws … [Read more...]

Is a Hair Transplant Painful?

Transcript: It is not that painful. You do feel a few pricks. Typically you’ll feel pricks across your forehead and at the back of your head with some tiny, little needles. Those don’t hurt very much and the pain last maybe 5 or 10 seconds. And then the whole top of your head goes numb. It’s something called the ring block. A lot of people mention that “I feel like I’m … [Read more...]

Female Hair Loss Discussed by Dr. Sara Wasserbauer

Transcript:  Well, the first thing that a patient needs to do in order to figure out what the heck is going on so that they can figure out what the treatment is, is to get a diagnosis. And the best way to get a diagnosis would be to run a series of tests. Usually these are very simple blood tests like checking the thyroid just to make sure that there’s nothing else … [Read more...]

Before & After Hair Transplant Photos – California

Photos courtesy of California Hair Transplant surgeon, Sara Wasserbauer, MD Click on arrow to the right to view next image or double-click on image for full screen view. … [Read more...]

Is Robotic Hair Transplant the Future for Hair Restoration Surgery?

Robotic hair transplant surgery may be the future but at what cost $$$? Currently on the market are several automated methods of collecting hair transplant grafts including NeoGraft and recently FDA approved ARTAS. These devices have shown speed and accuracy when in the right hands but the procedures currently are more expensive than traditional strip follicular unit hair … [Read more...]